Posted: 10:38a.m. IST, August 4, 2012
New York, Aug 4 (ANI): Ryan Lochte wants to clear the air after his mom's comments - he's never had a one-night stand.
The gold medal-winning swimmer said that comments made by his mother about his dating life earlier this week were taken out of context.
My mom is really new to all of this and the media, the New York Daily News quoted him as telling Us Magazine on Friday.
She meant since the last four years I just wanted to focus on swimming, and I didn't really have time for a relationship, he said.
Lochte's mother Ike made the questionable remark during an interview on NBC's 'Today' show.
He goes out on one-night stands. He's not able to give fully to a relationship because he's always on the go, she said.
Lochte says his well-meaning mom was only trying to explain that his love life is limited when it comes to long-term commitments.
When I'm in a relationship, I want to give that person my entire heart and I wasn't able to ever do that because of swimming.
I'm always on the go. So what she meant is that I do go out on dates, but it's not that thing that everyone is talking about, because that's not me, he said.
The University of Florida grad admits he loves the ladies, but says he's not a one-night stand kind of guy.
I've never done that, and never have been like that, so I don't want people to think that about me, he added. (ANI)